Brief-Tone Audiometry in Patients with VIIIth Nerve Tumor Brief-tone audiometry, the determination of temporal auditory integration of power, has been proposed as a diagnostic procedure on the assumption that the results identify the ear with cochlear pathology. Previous studies have shown a clear distinction between the normal ear and the ear with cochlear impairment but have not included ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1971
Brief-Tone Audiometry in Patients with VIIIth Nerve Tumor
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jay W. Sanders
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Anne Forrest Josey
    The Bill Wilkerson Hearing and Speech Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Francis J. Kemker
    The Bill Wilkerson Hearing and Speech Center, Nashville, Tennessee
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1971
Brief-Tone Audiometry in Patients with VIIIth Nerve Tumor
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1971, Vol. 14, 172-178. doi:10.1044/jshr.1401.172
History: Received July 18, 1969
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1971, Vol. 14, 172-178. doi:10.1044/jshr.1401.172
History: Received July 18, 1969

Brief-tone audiometry, the determination of temporal auditory integration of power, has been proposed as a diagnostic procedure on the assumption that the results identify the ear with cochlear pathology. Previous studies have shown a clear distinction between the normal ear and the ear with cochlear impairment but have not included results for the ear with sensory-neural loss from Vlllth nerve lesion. In this study, temporal integration functions were obtained for 10 normal hearers, 10 patients with cochlear pathology and 3 patients with surgically confirmed Vlllth nerve tumors. The cochlear loss patients were clearly distinguished from the normals by abnormality in integration function. Results for the Vlllth nerve tumor patients fell well within the range of normal on the brief-tone test.

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